As I mentioned in my previous posting for this blog, I have to buy a cable modem/router to be able to access the Internet from my new abode. This past Saturday I went on the Amazon Web site and bought an Arris cable modem/router model SBG7580-AC (I am sure everyone knows what that is). It was delivered to me on the following Monday afternoon. To my chagrin, I noticed right away that there two dents in the box as well as a small cut. Oh, oh! Not a good sign. I opened the box and carefully took out the modem/router. Yes, it was indeed damaged. There was a dent on one of the sides. I don't know if the dent would cause the unit not to work properly, but I did not wait around to find out. I went on Amazon's Web site and looked up their return procedure. I then printed the return postage label and took it and the unit, which I put back into the box it came in, to UPS for shipment back to Amazon. The unit was reordered, and I received a new, unblemished unit yesterday afternoon, at no additional cost. The hiccup is gone, and I can hardly wait to set it up and use it next month in my new place.
My next task is to start collecting boxes and store my junk in them. I have gotten rid of my fake tree, my worn out office chair, and my bicycle, which I have not used in a very long time. I put those 3 items out on the curb, 2 one day and the third one on another day, and I don't think the garbage men took those items. I think someone else took them, and that is fine with me. There are probably some other items which I will get of the same way before I move. I will save a little money on the move as a result (I hope).
I bought a new office chair from Staples last Saturday, so my office furniture is set except for one thing. Right now my printer sits on a TV tray. I would like to place that on a table that goes with my desk. I'll do that after the move. It can wait. Move preparation is slowly progressing. Yes!